Blue cow moves to asset management

Ed Peter moves from his role as head of equities to run asset management.

When Ed Peter arrived in Asia in 2001 there were many cynics who doubted the claim that he would transform Deutsche's equities franchise from an also-ran to a top three player. Deutsche had attempted as much on two previous occasions, and imploded on both tries.

Peter did not give the naysayers much time. In a spate of hiring that surprised even the most optimistic headhunters, he poached 77 top sales, trading and research staff from higher-ranked rivals in his first nine months. Nicknamed the Blue Cow by FinanceAsia - thanks to the lifesize blue cow he kept at the corner of the equity trading floor - the culture he built...

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